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Breckland taxis put under the spotlight

Breckland taxis put under the spotlight

0 on December 19, 2014, 2:18 pm

The entire fleet of licensed taxis in Breckland has recently been put through its paces ahead of the Christmas and New Year period. Breckland Council’s Licensing Team has completed an inspection programme of 170 Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles to ensure they are fully roadworthy. Three vehicles were found to have defective tyres, which were changed immediately, while 84 […]

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Improved recycling service has Christmas wrapped up

Improved recycling service has Christmas wrapped up

0 on December 19, 2014, 2:15 pm

We all know that the post-Christmas tidy up is ‘rubbish’, but residents are being encouraged not to ‘waste’ the chance to make the most of the improved recycling service over the festive period. This Christmas will be the first since the launch of the improved recycling service, which was rolled out in October, and means that even more Christmas paraphernalia […]

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Look before you book when eating out this festive season

Look before you book when eating out this festive season

0 on December 19, 2014, 8:06 am

If you’re planning to eat out at a local restaurant, pub or hotel over the festive season don’t just check out the menu, check out the food hygiene rating too. The results of a recent Food Standards Agency poll show that almost half (46%) of the UK public do not check food hygiene standards before eating out. Fortunately, information about […]

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Breckland council tax to remain lowest in country

Breckland council tax to remain lowest in country

0 on December 19, 2014, 7:46 am

“Breckland has been managing its finances very carefully and local residents will be protected in the shape of a frozen council tax for the year ahead,” says Cllr Ellen Jolly, Breckland’s Executive Member for Finance. Following today’s announcement of a reduction in the grant Breckland receives from government for the year ahead, Cllr Jolly reiterated the council’s commitment to keep […]

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Breckland Weekly crime summary 12th to 17th December Please be aware of dog thefts

Breckland Weekly crime summary 12th to 17th December Please be aware of dog thefts

0 on December 19, 2014, 7:43 am

Overview from Breckland Policing Commander Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley We have been made aware that reports have been made to police and RSPCA regarding dogs being stolen. One recent report made to police referred to a foreign speaking male who was offering a small dog for sale from under his coat as he walked amongst members of the public at […]

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Norfolk County Council forecasts a ‘Dry January’

Norfolk County Council forecasts a ‘Dry January’

0 on December 19, 2014, 7:37 am

Norfolk residents are being urged to sign up for Dry January as Norfolk County Council backed the launch of the national campaign on 19 December. Norfolk’s Interim Director of Public Health, Lucy Macleod, will be among the many thousands of people to cut out alcohol for one month from 1 January, in an attempt to encourage others to take part. […]

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Breckland Planning Application List Weekending 16th December 2014

0 on December 18, 2014, 10:20 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 16th December 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs to […]

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New high tech treatment for lung cancer starts at NNUH

New high tech treatment for lung cancer starts at NNUH

0 on December 17, 2014, 3:42 pm

Patients with certain types of lung cancer will have their treatment times dramatically cut with the introduction of a new type of radiotherapy at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH). Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) reduces the number of treatments from 20-30 to just 3-5 by delivering a higher, targeted dose of radiation to the tumour. This avoids the need […]

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NNUH seeking volunteers for a range of new roles to support patients

NNUH seeking volunteers for a range of new roles to support patients

0 on December 17, 2014, 3:09 pm

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is seeking volunteers for a range of new roles to support patients. Some of the new roles are based in the hospital and others will be helping patients in the community. They include being a dementia support companion for older patients and supporting patients as they return home from hospital. There will also be […]

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New heritage champion to lead HEART

New heritage champion to lead HEART

0 on December 16, 2014, 11:46 am

Norwich’s heritage body, Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART), is set for a new era with the arrival of its next chief executive. Carolyn Abel has been appointed as the next CEO for HEART. She will take up her new role in January 2015 following the retirement of current CEO Michael Loveday, who has been leading the organisation since […]

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There’s still time to have your say on how NCC will balance the books

There’s still time to have your say on how NCC will balance the books

0 on December 16, 2014, 11:35 am

There is still time for Norfolk’s residents to have their say on how the County Council should plug a further £12.9 million funding gap. Last year, through our Putting People First strategy, Norfolk County Council asked for resident’s views on our proposals to save £189m over three years. As a result of that consultation, we have already agreed £40m of […]

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Your budget, your decision – Breckland residents decide

Your budget, your decision – Breckland residents decide

0 on December 16, 2014, 8:41 am

Breckland residents will soon have a direct say in how £50,000 Pride in Breckland funding is spent and which projects will be supported and rolled out in their communities. £10,000 has been allocated to each of Breckland’s five market towns and their surrounding villages. Funding is available to support both capital and revenue projects that fit with the Pride in […]

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Join us for Festive tunes at NNUH

Join us for Festive tunes at NNUH

0 on December 16, 2014, 8:25 am

Patients, visitors and staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will be treated to festive tunes when more than 200 children from five schools across the region will visit to entertain the public. Children from Norfolkj Schools and Busy Bodies Stage School and the famous Hospital Choir will be carolling in the West Atrium of the Norfolk and Norwich […]

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NNUH has the best trauma survival rate in the Eastern Region

NNUH has the best trauma survival rate in the Eastern Region

0 on December 16, 2014, 8:16 am

New figures show a rise in the number of patients treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital who survive after trauma. The figures published by the Trauma Audit and Research Network show that in the period of 2013/2014 NNUH had an extra 4.2 addition survivors out of every 100 patients – the best outcomes in the region. Dr Victor […]

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Seabirds steer to avoid collision course with offshore wind farms

Seabirds steer to avoid collision course with offshore wind farms

0 on December 15, 2014, 10:38 am

Collisions between birds and turbines are seen as one of the key impacts of offshore wind farms. A new review by the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Highlands and Islands’ Environmental Research Institute has provided better estimates of the proportions of seabirds that alter their flight paths to avoid colliding with turbines. When planning offshore wind farms, […]

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